After the terrible mass shooting in Milwaukee yesterday, the Los Angeles Times used our data to examine precisely how many mass shootings since 1966 could have been prevented by: (a) a crackdown on straw purchases; (b) safe storage; (c) an assault weapons ban; (d) universal background checks; and (e) red flag laws.
Read the full story HERE.
The answer? 146 out of 167 shootings (87%), which would have saved over 1,100 innocent lives. Many of these policies have majority, bipartisan support from the American people.
We have the data and the numbers. Time now for action.
Thanks to Rahul Mukherjee and the LA Times for running the analysis. This is precisely why we made our data public – for smart people to answer smart questions that help bring us closer to ending mass shootings.